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Just wanted to say thanks for providing these nice detailed pictures with proper scientific names listed, they have been invaluable in id-ing some of my more troublesome specimens for a plant taxonomy class.
Dr Louise F Montgomery
Wonderful to find our flowers in one wonderful gallery. Thank you.
Thank ya, Brotherman...Glad you approve!
Hey brother this is way too cool!! As you know I'm a sucker for flowers. Very nice!!!
do you have posters for sale anywhere of the different flowers?
Craig -- CONGRATS on your latest feature on the Forestry Service website!! Your photos of the featherfoil plants are stunning! =)
I just spent two hours to view your Nothing Gold Can Stay, I love your photos of those wildflowers, I have been taken wildflowers myself since Spring of 2008, but we don't have that many species here, your photos make me feel that I should move to Arkansas. Thanks for your sharing. Daphne Saung at San Diego, California.
I spent the weekend in the Ouachita Mountians doing a bike race. I found your site trying to find a picture of a cute little lilly lining the trail. It looks like lily cristata. Would that species be found in the Ouachita Mtns. or was I seeing something else? Thanks for the great resource.
Well, well, well Mr. C. Fraiser, you have put together a stunning display of beauty. I'm fortunate that a "little birdie" told me about your site. It is truly wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Craig, thanks to Sharon, I found your photos. I have truly enjoyed them. I know you are elated to be free to roam the wilds of Arkansas and capture the fanastic waterfalls and flowers. Keep roaming and snapping. I appreciate your sharing your work.
Ethel from Jacksonville, AR
Craig, I found your page via google and I am glad to know I am not the only one who is interested in wildflowers. I hope you will continue to update your galleries and share some spots where we could have a field day taking pictures of all these wildflowers. Great work!
Sharon AKA Mimi
I have a smile from ear to ear when I see all of these comments from people all over the States who enjoy the passion & hard work that you put into this gallery. It is a great honor to share this amazing journey with you & your beautiful ladies of the fields in the great state of Arkansas that we call home. Thank You My Mister for making me a part of your great passion for beauty & your wonderful giving spirit.
Just found your site and hope you can help me identify this thing. I live in North Central, AR, deep in the woods. This year is the first time I have noticed this little plant. It is small, with deeply toothed leaves - kind of like a cinquofil (sp?) The only reason I noticed it is that there are deep red, spiky berry type balls gathered on the stem - they are about the size of a wild strawberry, but again, heavily spiked. If you like, I can upload a photo.
Great images! Thanks for the efforts.
Just happened across your site. - LOVED the beautiful photos !!
Diane ( from Arkansas )
these are really nice..i'm excited..so beautiful...
I am creating a pocket field guide of rare, threatened, and endangered species in West Virginia. This guide will be distributed to forest workers with the intention of raising awareness about species at risk in the State, and promoting compliance with federal laws and regulations. It will contain images and detailed descriptions for each species.
I found two pictures in your gallery that I am interested in using in the field guide. I am writing you with the hope that you may be able to grant me permission to use these images. If you have any questions regarding the project please feel free to ask.
The details of the images I am interested in are listed below:
Two images of Parnassia grandifolia, Large leaf grass-of-Parnassus, photographed by Craig Fraiser
Your help is greatly appreciated,
Department of Zoology
University of Vermont
Exceptional images of exceptional subjects. What is required to obtain password for "All Things Cypripedium"? Thanks, Richard
A Day At Pam's Grotto may just be my favorite. Very hard to choose a favorite when they're all so beautiful. Your passion shines in all you do!!!
Do you still update and send emails frequently? I am still not seeing any...
Great work. I especially like those whole plant shots!
This is wonderful
Craig, You have a wonderful gift that allows you not only to see the beauty of the flowers but to capture it at its finest so that others of us have an opportunity to share the experience. Your work is fabulous and I thank you for sharing it.
I posted a comment elsewhere about my photos of Pinnacle Mt. St. Park photos. You might be interested to know that I also post those photos to Flickr as MGShannonC. They're geotagged, so you can find them that way, too. We'd love to have you post your photos to the Arkansas Wildflowers Flickr pool in your spare time. :-)
Congratulations on putting up such a grand show for the world, Craig! Breathtakingly inspirational!
You just know there's a God when you look at these beautiful photo's of wild flowers in Arkansas. Thank you for sharing them with me.
Tricia in Glen Rose
I enjoyed your pictures! I loved the cemetery gate pic! What an opportunity for teaching spelling! Loved seeing pics of the girls and grandbaby. Seems impossible that they are as old as they are. I love to take pictures also. I often go to our cabin and walk throught the woods or along the creek and take pictures just for me. Of course, I also spend lots of time photographing my rock-and-roll guitar players at their shows. They recently went to LA (yes that is Los Angeles not Lower Arkansas) and played at the Whiskey-a-Go-Go! Big time stuff for them!!!
Your images are awe inspiring! My mother and father, both from Benton, would have appreciated your photos so much. Your photos make me think of them...and Heaven. I DO think you should get them published in a book!!! Brenda in CA
Craig - one of the best galleries I have seen for some time - includes my favourite subjects of clouds and wild flowers! When you do your slide show, you have too many to pick from. Stay with that Oly 8080 - it allows you to see what is in the background so that you can eliminate fussy bits - a Reflex when focusing a max. aperture puts these fussy bits out of focus so you can't see them until after the exposure. Your approach is far better than many professionals that I know. Well done.....Peter
wonderful collection of flowers. Thank you for sharing. (V)
YOu have a great collection of flowers! Great work! Well one!
This is stellar work. If I ever see you, I might just ask for your signature.
I'm totally speechless. Good stuff.
Excellent photos, Craig. I've ID'd several flowers from these galleries.
I truly enjoyed this gallery, such wonderful flowers and beautiful captured.
Superb macro photography and even more impressive, done with fairly modest equipment. I think your work undoubtedly demonstrates that equipment alone does not guarantee success.
Voted on your "Favorties Gallery" since I think others should get an opportunity to see your work.
LOved seeing your great pictures of Arkansas wildflowers. Thanks! Alice in Colorado
Clarke & Emi
What a wonderful flower collection you have here, will come back for more, keep them coming.
Fantastic galleries Craig. You have one of the best collection I've ever seen. Great job and keep them coming!
To my Buddy -
Just showing more of the many talents you have. You're pictures beautiful and refreshing! Can't wait to see them in a book!
Thanks for the "pump up"...I sent you a seperate email...
Craig, These are beautiful!!! I have to get to Arkansas and see some of this in person and I HAVE TO HAVE some of your work to hang on my wall. WOW!!!!
Thank you so much for the nice comments. I'm really pretty new to this photography thing with waterfalls and wildflowers, but I'm having a lot of fun learning and seeing many beautiful places in Arkansas. I have Tim's waterfall book and Don Kurz's wildflower book, but I'm going to get Hunter's as well since it also covers shrubs, vines, etc. According to Tim, there is some water up in the Buffalo area but not enough for several of the falls. A storm front is moving through the area tonite and maybe it will leave a legitimate amount of rainfall. We have missed most of the rain here where I live in Hot Springs so I've spent most of my time in the last couple of weeks wildflower hunting and having a ball. By the way, where do you live?
Hope you have a great trip and be careful on the road AND the trail.
Excellent collection of Arkansas' natural beauty. Your nicely done photos of waterfalls and wildflowers make me look forward to my own trip to the upper/middle Buffalo River area in the next few days. Hope I haven't missed the dogwoods and that the recent rains have the wildflowers popping up in great numbers and the creeks running full. I have most of Tim Ernst's books and they have been indispensable in helping me find many of the Arkansas' natural wonders. I'm sure you have Hunter's books on Arkansas wildflowers and trees, shrubs and vines...I have found them very helpful as well.
Keep up the nice work.